Academic General Practice in the UK Medical Schools, 1948--2 by John Howie

By John Howie

This anthology captures the tales of the early struggles to establish collage departments among visionary supporters and traditionalist blockers in addition to the progressively expanding successes aided by way of a devoted investment method. The money owed are written the place attainable by means of the folk fascinated with the early advancements in their topic. those stories are of imaginative and prescient, dedication and resilience and are fascinating either of their personal correct and for the extra basic classes they let us know concerning the procedures of making institutional switch inside a contemporary democracy.

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The department was practice-linked rather than practice-based, and the three full-time academic staff were attached to practices in the health centre as honorary principals with a commitment to three half days of service work a week. In the 1980s, David Hannay became professor of general practice in Sheffield, and Stuart Murray was appointed postgraduate adviser to the west of Scotland. During this time Frank Sullivan, Jill Morrison and Tim Usherwood joined the department with SHHD fellowships.

Content is delivered via the Virtual Learning Environment, and assessment is moving towards combined assessment with other clinical disciplines such as medicine and surgery. The general practice undergraduate programme has a strong emphasis on evidence-based medicine and medical professionalism. ie). This national programme of research is based on a collaborative approach with several academic departments contributing to the work, which includes medicines management in vulnerable groups (elderly, pregnant women, children and drug users) as well as an international register of clinical prediction that aims to identify, classify and combine Clinical Prediction Rules relevant to clinical practice in primary care.

In 2005, Peter Cantillon developed a programme for the Diploma and Masters in clinical education. Both these programmes now attract students on a national basis. Research is focused on the themes of chronic conditions and multimorbidity, user involvement and medical education. com). The department has contributed to national policy-making through Andrew Murphy’s involvement on the National Cardiovascular Strategy Advisory Group (2003–2007) and the Expert Group on Resource Allocation and Financing in the Health Sector (2009–2010).

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